Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Summit of Lee
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Thanks for the anti-tick info. I have always been skeptical about bug spray b/c I do sweat so much. I'll try the sport stuff.
Well...I'm about 185# and my bike weighs 31#. I started the Nevegals out at 40 PSI b/c I like to get a little nutty sometimes and jump off stuff. If I were riding singletrack only, I would run around 30-35 PSI. If I were jumping stair gaps and big urban stuff I'd bump it up to 50 PSI.
I was running my Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1's at around 35 PSI and, like a dufus, I rode down a large set of stairs. When I got to the bottom and pulled back on the bars to ease into the sidewalk...my rear tire bottomed out on the rim and dinged it a bit.
Now, I have a bigger volume tire and I never know what I'm going to get myself into therefore I will probably run around 40 PSI. I usually ride to the trail on pavement and I may jump some stairs on the way, so I don't wanna drop it too low. At 40 PSI I don't notice any traction issues, though I'm sure grip on the Stick-E compound would be UNREAL with lower pressure.
Seriously, I am so impressed with the Stick-E compound. They're worth it for that reason alone.
I guess when I lay these things to rest, I'll do a follow-up review though I don't keep track of mileage...sorry. I have a Cateye on my XC bike, but these tires are on my 5" Trailbike. I don't really care how many miles I go when I ride that bike, I do however like to watch my speed every so-often just to see how fast I do a descent...blah, blah, blah.
One of the biggest things I've noticed about the Nevegal's over my Fire 2.1's is the cornering stability. Obviously the wider tire will be more stable, but I find myself leaning over so much more than I ever did with the Panaracers. I'm sure the Cinders that you run are a bit better than the Fire given the size, but I can't imagine them hangin' with the Kendas.